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continuing demand from the public and private sectors for current information on consumer spending. In the Quarterly Interview Survey, each consumer unit (CU) in the sample is interviewed every three months over five calendar quarters. The sample for each quarter is divided into three panels, with CUs being interviewed every three months in the same panel of every quarter. The Quarterly Interview Survey is designed to collect data on the types of expenditures that respondents can be expected to recall for a period of three months or longer. In general the expenses reported in the Interview Survey are either relatively large, such as property, automobiles, or major appliances, or are expenses which occur on a fairly regular basis, such as rent, utility bills, or insurance premiums. The Diary (or recordkeeping) Survey is completed at home by the respondent family for two consecutive one-week periods. The primary objective of the Diary Survey is to obtain expenditure data on small, frequently purchased items which normally are difficult to recall over longer periods of time. II. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including
Form CE Quarterly Interview CAPI Instrument ............................. Quarterly Interview Reinterview CPI instrument .................. CE Diary: Household Questionnaire CAPI instrument ........ CE Diary: CE–801, Record of Your Daily Expenses .......... CE Diary Reinterview CAPI instrument ............................... Totals ............................................................................

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whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. III. Current Action The BLS and the Census Bureau have completed a sample redesign based on the 2000 Census to be implemented for the Quarterly Interview in November, 2004 and for the Diary in January, 2005. While the new sample is introduced for the Quarterly Interview, there will be some overlap of old and new samples in some primary sampling units (PSUs) or areas in which CE data are collected. The BLS also is introducing a new Diary in which respondents report their daily expenditures. The BLS has reduced the number of ‘‘parts’’ of the Diary from five to four, eliminating ‘‘Food and Drinks as Gifts’’ as a separate part. In the remaining parts, the
Total respondents 11,024 3,528 7,676 7,676 921 18,700 Frequency 4 1 3 2 1 ........................

subgroups have either decreased or been eliminated, making it easier for the respondent to record their purchases. In the ‘‘Food and Drinks Away From Home’’ part, there are check boxes that help the respondent report the type of information the BLS needs. There also are fold-outs that have helpful tips for reporting information and a pocket for receipts to aid in remembering expenditures. These changes will facilitate the task of filling out the Diary for the respondent. Because of the implementation of Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) for the Quarterly Interview, the estimate of the time it takes to complete an interview has changed. Based on timing data maintained within the instrument, the BLS has determined the average interview time to be 70 minutes, down from an estimated 90 minutes. The BLS only recently implemented CAPI for the Diary Household Characteristics Survey and is unable to calculate the average at this time. The BLS is expecting a decrease in the average time for Diary interviews for the next clearance. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: The Consumer Expenditure Surveys: The Quarterly Interview and the Diary. OMB Number: 1220–0050.
Total responses 44,096 3,528 23,028 15,352 921 86,925 Average time per response 70 15 25 105 15 ........................ Estimated total burden (in hours) 51,445 882 9,595 26,866 230 89,018

Please note: Reinterview respondents are a subset of the original number of respondents for each survey. Therefore, they are not counted again in the totals. Also, for the Diary, the ‘‘Record of Your Daily Expenses’’ respondents are the same as the ‘‘Household Questionnaire’’ respondents.

Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 21st day of April, 2004. Cathy Kazanowski, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 04–9807 Filed 4–29–04; 8:45 am]
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Office
[Docket No. 2000–2 CARP CD 93–97]

Distribution of 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 Cable Royalty Funds
AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of termination of proceeding. SUMMARY: The Librarian of Congress is announcing the vacatur of his Order rejecting the initial and revised reports

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have recently settled the dispute. As part of the settlement, it was agreed that the Librarian’s December 26, 2001, Order would be vacated. On April 21, 2004, the Court of Appeals dismissed the appeals. In order to facilitate the settlement, the Librarian issued an order vacating as moot the December 26, 2001, Order as well as the CARP reports of April 16, 2001, and June 20, 2001. The text of the Order reads as follows:
Recommendation and Order On December 26, 2001, the Library published an Order announcing the Librarian of Congress’s decision to reject the initial and revised reports of the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (‘‘CARP’’) in this Phase II proceeding in the syndicated programming category for distribution of the 1997 cable royalty funds. The Order identified a number of flaws in the cases presented by both IPG and MPAA and in the determination made by the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (‘‘CARP’’), and concluded that a distribution of royalties could not be made based on the current record. Accordingly, the Librarian remanded the matter for a new proceeding before a new CARP. Order, 66 FR 66433 (Dec. 26, 2001). Both parties, Independent Producers Group (‘‘IPG’’) and The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (‘‘MPAA’’) petitioned the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to review the Librarian’s determination. Motion Picture Association of America v. Librarian of Congress, No. 02–1033; Independent Producers Group v. Librarian of Congress, 02–1040. The parties have now settled this dispute, making a remand for new proceedings unnecessary and making it possible to distribute the remaining funds that were in dispute. As part of the settlement, it has been agreed that the December 26, 2001 Order shall be vacated. Because the parties have settled their dispute, and therefore there is no reason to remand the matter for further proceedings before a new CARP, the Register recommends that the December 26, 2001 Order be vacated as moot. Further, in light of the flaws in the determination made by the CARP as identified in the December 26, 2001 Order, the CARP’s initial and final determinations should also be vacated, to make clear that those determinations have no precedential value. The recommendation that the December 26, 2001 Order be vacated is made in order to facilitate the settlement and because the matter is now moot; this recommendation should not be construed as a repudiation of the reasoning in the December 26, 2001 Recommendation and Order. Order of the Librarian Having duly considered the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights the Librarian accepts the recommendation in its entirety and orders that the December 26, 2001 Order, the April 16, 2001 initial Report of the CARP, and the June 20, 2001 revised Report of the CARP are hereby VACATED as moot.

of the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (‘‘CARP’’) in the Phase II proceeding to determine the distribution of 1997 cable royalty funds in the syndicated programming category. The Librarian’s Order as well as the initial and revised CARP reports are being vacated as moot because the parties have resolved their dispute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David O. Carson, General Counsel, or William J. Roberts, Jr., Senior Attorney for Compulsory Licenses, P.O. Box 70977, Southwest Station, Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: (202) 707–8380. Telefax: (202) 252–3423. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 17, 2000, the Librarian of Congress convened a Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (‘‘CARP’’) to resolve a dispute within the syndicated programming category between the Motion Picture Association of America (‘‘MPAA’’) and the Independent Producers Group (‘‘IPG’’) over the division of royalties collected in 1997 pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 111 for the retransmission of movies and syndicated television series by cable systems. 65 FR 60690 (October 12, 2000). At the conclusion of the sixmonth arbitration period, the CARP delivered to the Librarian its initial report setting forth its determination of the distribution of the 1997 cable royalty funds. Because of flaws in the CARP’s decision, the Librarian, upon the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, rejected the initial report and remanded the case to the CARP with instructions to alter the allocation of royalties and to explain its decisionmaking process. See Order in Docket No. 2000–2 CARP 93–97 (dated June 5, 2001). On June 20, 2001, the CARP delivered its revised report. On December 26, 2001, the Librarian issued an order identifying numerous flaws in the CARP’s determination as well as in the cases presented by both IPG and MPAA. Because of these flaws, the Librarian concluded that no determination of the distribution of the 1997 cable royalties could be made based on the record presented to the CARP. Accordingly, he rejected the CARP’s initial and revised reports and remanded the matter for a new proceeding before a new CARP. 66 FR 66433 (December 26, 2001). MPAA and IPG each appealed the Librarian’s decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Motion Picture Association of America v. Librarian of Congress, No. 02–1033; Independent Producers Group v. Librarian of Congress, No. 02–1040. However, they

In accordance with the Librarian’s Order, this proceeding has been terminated.
Dated: April 27, 2004. David O. Carson, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 04–9834 Filed 4–29–04; 8:45 am]
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MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION
[FR 04–05]

Public Outreach Meeting
AGENCY: Millennium Challenge Corporation. ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (‘‘MCC’’) will hold a public outreach meeting on May 3, 2004. The MCC Interim CEO and MCC staff will update interested members of the public on MCC operations to date and discuss upcoming MCC activities, including the consideration by the MCC Board of Directors on May 6, 2004 of countries that will be eligible for Millennium Challenge Account assistance in FY2004 under the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108–199, Division D). DATES:

May 3, 2004, 2–3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: General Services Administration, main auditorium, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information on the meeting may be obtained from Shirley Puchalski at (703) 875–7337. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Due to security requirements at the meeting location, all individuals wishing to attend the meeting are encouraged to arrive at least 20 minutes before the meeting begins and must comply with all relevant security requirements of the General Services Administration. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. (Section 614, Public Law 108–199, Division D.)

Dated: April 27, 2004. Jon A. Dyck, Vice President and General Counsel, Millennium Challenge Corporation. [FR Doc. 04–9933 Filed 4–29–04; 8:45 am]
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